Friday, August 19, 2016


On Aug. 22, 1928, Denver Fire Dept. Pumper 21 collided with a coal truck at Virginia Avenue and South Clarkson Street, killing Thomas M. Hyder, 29, the pumper's driver. T
hree other firefighters were injured. The driver of the coal truck was also injured and said he didn't see or hear Pumper 21 until he was in the intersection, according to historical research by Assistant Chief Gregory Taft posted on the fire department's Facebook page.

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